Analysing why Chelsea’s Reece James must go to the Euros

Analysing why Chelsea’s Reece James must go to the Euros

Reece James was one of the standout players during Chelsea’s Champions League final defeat of Manchester City. N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz rightly stole the headlines, but their young English team-mate wasn’t far behind them on the night. During a week filled with speculation about the England right back position, James put his marker down on Saturday night. It will be hard for Gareth Southgate to now leave him out of the final 26. In the first half, James twice …
Reece James is the biggest positive of Chelsea's opening three matches

Reece James is the biggest positive of Chelsea's opening three matches

Reece James has been one of the standout individuals during a mixed start for Chelsea. Frank Lampard clearly trusts him to get forward and he has been given responsibility over the set pieces, which suggests he is set to remain a key member of the first team. However, the issue for the Blues is how to fit Cesar Azpilicueta back into the team. The club captain has been sidelined, but he came on at left-back on Saturday and his experience …
Reece James is the next breakout star at Chelsea

Reece James is the next breakout star at Chelsea

Reece James' early season injury has seen him fly under the radar at Chelsea. The right back continues to be used frequently by Frank Lampard, who would have been aware of his talents following a successful loan spell with Wigan Athletic. The current Blues' boss managed Derby County, therefore he will have been very aware of the performances of the young player last season. He is very much an all-action full-back, capable of adding an extra dimension to the attack, …